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Notes:

  • Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post.
  • This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually used as a "test bed" for pending changes happening to the way text is rendered on all network sites. Changes to text rendering that are going to be rolled out to the network are usually deployed here first to test them out and fix any potential glitches. Currently, there are no such changes pending, but if there were, keep in mind that text posted here may render differently from the other sites until the changes roll out to them as well.

As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment:

You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can:

  • edit this question itself (Community Wiki questions such as this one require only 100 reputation to edit instead of 2,000)
  • post answers to this question (This question might be protected, requiring earning 10 reputation on this site to answer)
  • post comments to this question or its answers
  • test suspected bugs with the editor or the rendering
  • post ponies (only when mods are asleep)

Beware that since the changes to syntax highlighting in December 2010, and the inline hints added in March 2011, no syntax highlighting is applied unless the question's tags or an inline hint enable it. So, to test highlighting here in the sandbox:

  1. As of January 8, 2019, you can use GitHub-flavor fenced code blocks in your posts, specifying the language after the opening fence:

    ```html
    While not hinted otherwise: <html></html> source <b>goes</b> "here".
    ```
    
    ```js
    var a = 3;
    while (not (a > 0)) {
        alert("JavaScript code <b>goes</b> here.");
    }
    ```
    
  2. Or:

    • Create code blocks in any way (using the fence notation above, the four-space indent form, or using HTML <pre><code> tags).

    • Save your post.

    • Use your browser's developer tools to edit the resulting HTML. To open developer tools, press F12, or ⌥⌘ I on Mac.

    • Find the <pre> element and add the attribute class="prettyprint", or change it into one of the valid syntax hints linked above, like class="lang-vb prettyprint".

    • Run the following in the location bar: javascript:prettyPrint(); or prettyPrint() in the console.

Answers that are considered annoying or obnoxious, or that cause breakage for users, will be deleted. This is codified as a policy as of March 29, 2018.

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  • Bold code block.Italic code block. – smileycreations15 Mar 4 '19 at 12:36
  • Is new line working correct? Adding two spaces at the end of this line And now the new line... And another another... No new lines :( – smajli Mar 5 '19 at 11:14
  • New line </br> continue in new line... – smajli Mar 5 '19 at 11:16
  • Test: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/324682/… – Alex Mar 17 '19 at 2:35
  • Do HTML &quot; entities &quot; work&nbsp;? Guess not. – a wizard arachnid Apr 1 '19 at 22:18
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    A comment with some weird markdown, to test and help this user. Look tags work too, and so does tour. – Bhargav Rao Apr 6 '19 at 1:59
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    Note: Do not remove @BhargavRao's comment, or you will break this answer – wizzwizz4 Apr 6 '19 at 17:16
  • @BhargavRao When sandbox answers are moved to the archive, comments such as this one -- on the question itself -- aren't migrated; they're deleted. – rgettman Apr 9 '19 at 19:37
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    ‮sdrawkcab si tnemmoc sihT – Donald Duck Jul 4 '20 at 1:03
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    SOBotics Tool to get the source text of this comment. Single backslash and single backtick: \, `. Type: ``\``, `\``. – Sebastian Simon Jul 12 '20 at 23:23
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    Note: Do not remove @wizzwizz4's comment, or you will not know that you don't have to delete Bhargav Rao's comment. – Big Brother Jul 18 '20 at 11:49
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    ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ ‬‬‭backward comment‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‭‬‭‭‬ ‭‮‬‬ – ppwater Nov 30 '20 at 1:32
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    @ppwater pasting the contents of your comment after selecting the spaces after it too into TextEdit and hitting backspace crashes on macOS Catalina. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It appears it split my cursor in two???? – Pixelated Fish Jan 31 at 21:14
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    Oh, and [something](//) behaves just like [something](https://), too. – Sebastian Simon May 5 at 11:56

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The new code editor:

Heading

Bold

Italic

Inline code

Blockquote

Code block

(Shift + Enter to exit code blocks)

Image

Table (original content header 1 header 2 header 3
cell 1 cell 2 cell 3
cell 4 cell 5 cell 6
cell 7 cell 8 cell 9
  1. Numbered list
  • Bulleted list

Horizontal rule (above)

User Community - Meta Stack Overflow An attempt to rope @Community into the post (related to a joke on Meta Stack Overflow User Community - Meta Stack Exchange Let's see if it works. [spoiler]experiment-spoiler[/spoiler] Fails. 🙁

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Testing out how headers work:

hello

hello

hello

hello

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  • Not like this ;) – Luuklag Apr 14 at 19:28
  • @Luuklag how do I correctly format then? I saw the post explaining how to do so with equal signs, triple bars, and dashes, but how do I do so with hashtags? – Ekadh Singh Apr 14 at 19:30
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    You need a space after the hashes. Like # Hello – Luuklag Apr 14 at 19:32
  • @Luuklag Or maybe they're just CommonMark hashtags. – Ollie Apr 14 at 19:32
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    @Yay For testing one type of thing I just repeatedly edit a single post, sometimes out-of-site (deleted), to avoid causing 10K+ users pain. – Ollie Apr 14 at 19:34
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Dear Prof. Smith, Prof. Johnson, Prof. Lee, and Prof. Chun,

(note the “and”).

Also, is the email directly relevant to all four professors? Perhaps you should consider “CC’ing” someone that’s not so relevant (in which case the CC’d person need not be addressed in the salutation)?

It’s my first answer here so any feedback is appreciated.

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This is a test answer to test out a potential bug with edit notifications. Let's see what happens if we add some text.

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Well, you clicked on the text!

var i = document.getElementsByTagName('p')[0];
var j=0;
for (j=0; j<=1000; j++) {
  i.innerHTML+="&nbsp;"+j;
}
*{word-break:break-word;}
<p>hello world!<br></p>

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Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "Функционально-грузовой блок", lit. 'Funktsionalno-gruzovoy blok' or ФГБ), is the first module of the International Space Station to have been launched.[2] The FGB provided ...


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Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "Функционально-грузовой блок", lit. 'Funktsionalno-gruzovoy blok' or ФГБ), is the first module of the International Space Station to have been launched.[2] The FGB provided ...


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Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "Функционально-грузовой блок", lit. 'Funktsionalno-gruzovoy blok' or ФГБ), is the first module of the International Space Station to have been launched.[2] The FGB provided ...


We are here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/364246/282094

Test Answer: Does Cyrillic kill proper display of hyperlinks in comments, but not in posts?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zarya

Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "Функционально-грузовой блок", lit. 'Funktsionalno-gruzovoy blok' or ФГБ), is the first module of the International Space Station to have been launched.[2] The FGB provided electrical power, storage, propulsion, and guidance to the ISS during the initial stage of assembly. With the launch and assembly in orbit of other modules with more specialized functionality, Zarya is now[when?] primarily used for storage, both inside the pressurized section and in the externally mounted fuel tanks.

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when i run this program it giving me only none

Var code = too much

this is a lot of code

help I'm stuck in a codeblock

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codeeeeeeee

CODE
Lots of code


Lots and lots
Var code = too much

this is a lot of code

help I'm stuck in a codeblock

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codeeeeeeee

CODE
Lots of code

Var code = too much

this is a lot of code

help I'm stuck in a codeblock

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I edit in MOOOOOORE COOOOOOOODE

CODE
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  • @ankii seeing if I get the warning that it’s mostly code (see here). – anon Sep 15 '19 at 16:31
  • [mre] does this work (typed [mre]) – anon Sep 22 '19 at 5:13
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    @ankii oh that pinged you :P? – anon Sep 22 '19 at 5:15
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Testing for the truck hat.

More words since body requires 30 characters.

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This is an attempt at a Community-wiki answer that responds affirmatively to the proposal:

Tags should be reviewed before they are created.

The aim is to ensure that only quality tags are created .

This answer is a mishmash of opinions that have come up in non-Community-wiki answers, along with some new views not previously brought up. It's a bit of a summary as well.

  • The reputation gate needed for suggesting new tags should remain unchanged at what is currently 5 reputation points. 1

  • A proposal for a new tag should always include a usage guidance and a tag wiki description for the tag. Both? Or at least one? 2

  • A proposal for a new tag should enter the already existing review queue for tag wiki edits. Thus, the reputation gate for voting to accept or reject a proposal for a new tag will be 5,000. 3

  • Give an option to tag proposers to link their newly created tag with another existing tag that is closely related. 4

  • No need for any approval time expiration. 5


  • StackOverflow tags are a folksonomy.9


1 Not previously proposed here. Reference:
Privileges > participate in meta.

2 Reference:
make at least one of them required.

3 References:
Use the Suggested Edits Review Queue
Privileges > approve tag wiki edits.

4 Reference:
This way, users can filter on the existing tags.

5 Reference:
I think having a approval time is not a good idea as I imagine this queue will grow substantially.

9 References:
I think it should be more towards the folksonomy end.
Tag Folksonomy and Tag Synonyms.

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Not a big deal maybe, but can we make a synonym of ?

There are 16 questions tagged of which all were asked in 2016.
The tag was created in August 2016.

There are (currently) 1,026 questions tagged of which the oldest was asked in 2014 and the latest in 2021 (yesterday actually). The tag was created in April 2014.

The usage guidance (excerpt) of says:
Use [...] when multiple tags should [...] redirect to the same tag [...].

The usage guidance (excerpt) of says:
A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag.

My suggestion:

References:

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